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Housing Gym Activities Assistant

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #165
Friday, February 7, 2020
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:     February 21, 2020 @ 8:59 p.m. PST

Department:   Housing
Reports To:   Resident Services Manager
Hours:            Part time – Up to 29 Hrs/Wk

       Most shifts will be during evenings and weekends         

Salary:           $16.30/Hour                                           

(not benefits eligible)

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Director and the Gym Activities Coordinator, this position assists with planning and arranging social, cultural and recreational activities for participant families in the Puyallup Tribal Housing Authority (PTHA).  Responsibilities will include assisting in coordinating event planning, researching social service resources, driving, shopping, cooking, preparing and distributing flyers, event set-up and clean-up, and working with families on individual needs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
  1. Assists Gym Activities Coordinator with co-organizing and planning cultural/recreational activities for tenants in tribal housing.

  2. Suggests ideas that will engage participation in Housing.

  3. Develops and maintains a positive rapport with housing tenants at social, cultural, and recreational events.

  4. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes weekend events.

  5. Gather information from tribal, federal, state, and local entities about social services resources available to families in tribal housing.

  6. Responsible for supervising open gym and other events, as assigned by supervisor.

  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High School Diploma and one year of related experience Basic beginner level experience in computer skills, specifically working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher required.

Language Skills

Ability to identify, read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Employee should have the ability to communicate effectively in a large setting. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Licenses or Certificates

Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license. Driver’s license must not contain any restrictions that would prevent the employee from driving a GSA vehicle.

Must be able to pass a criminal background to work with children check prior to and throughout employment.

Experience driving large utility vans preferred

Other Skills and Abilities

Must have experience working with Native populations centered on community building.

Knowledge of working with disadvantage/at risk community members preferred.

Familiarity with social justice issues that affect Native communities preferred.

Experience organizing and executing large recreational events preferred.

Should have a strong work ethic and comfort level to network with other entities within the tribe.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a typewriter, personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.

  5. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.

  6. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and reach with hands and arms.

  7. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

  8. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.      

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is low to moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. Work is performed in an office setting with occasional travel to visit residents at their homes.

  4. There is occasional exposure to outdoor weather conditions.


    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law


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Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA